Lee Freshman Placed on Lockdown

Release from MISD:

MIDLAND - A burglary report in the neighborhood surrounding Lee Freshman High School caused campus administrators to place the school under a temporary lockdown while the suspect was being arrested.

Midland Police and Midland ISD Police officers received a call that an alleged burglar was seen fleeing a home on Scharbauer Drive. A person meeting the description of the suspect was seen near the campus by a campus officer. The suspect was detained and arrested. As a precautionary measure, all doors were locked until the situation was resolved. The "lockdown" lasted only a few minutes.

Established protocol requires the campus to lock all doors and entrances until authorities have detained the subject. During the lockdown, the school's exterior doors were locked and monitored and no one was allowed in or out of the building. There were no interruptions to the instructional environment and classes will proceed as scheduled.

"The safety of our students and staff was not threatened during the incident. We appreciate the fast action of our campus police and administrators in handling this incident appropriately," said Woodrow Bailey, MISD director of communications.

MISD schools practice drills throughout the year to learn how to respond to these situations quickly and effectively.